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2009 Baseball Predictions

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by UCFinfan86, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. UCFinfan86

    UCFinfan86 Season Ticket Holder

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    With the season just around the corner, im curious to see what everyones predicitions look like this year. Here is a stab at mine

    AL East
    *Boston Redsox
    *New York Yankees
    Tampa Bay Rays
    Toronto Bluejays
    Baltimore Orioles

    AL Central
    *Chicago Whitesox
    Cleveland Indians
    Detriot Tigers
    Minnesota Twins
    Kansas City Royals

    AL West
    *LA Angels
    Texas Rangers
    Oakland A's
    Seattle Mariners

    NL East
    *New York Mets
    *Philadelphia Phillies
    Atlanta Braves
    Florida Marlins
    Washington Nationals

    NL Central
    *Chicago Cubs
    St Louis Cardinals
    Milwaukee Brewers
    Cincinatti Reds
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    Houston Astros

    NL West
    *LA Dodgers
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    San Fransisco Giants
    Colorado Rockies
    San Diego Padres

    Redsox over Whitesox
    Yankees over Angels
    Mets over Phillies
    Cubs over Dodgers

    Redsox over Yankees
    Cubs over Mets

    Redsox over Cubs

    AL MVP - Grady Sizemore
    AL CY - CC Sabathia
    AL ROY - David Price
    NL MVP - David Wright
    NL CY - Yovanni Gallardo
    NL ROY - Cameron Maybin
     
  2. Jt0323

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    I believe both Mariners and the D-backs will have good season
     
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  3. Fin-Omenal

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    The Mariners young staff may carry that putrid offense to the playoffs!
     
  4. Roman529

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    No way the Mets beat my Phillies or win the NL East. Marlins won't finish 4th in the NL East, they'll finish 2nd behind my Phils. Cubbies always tighten up come playoff time. Otherwise, nice job!!!! :up:
     
  5. King Felix

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    dont get your hopes up bro.
     
  6. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Well youre right about 3 things:
    The Marlins wont finish 4th
    The Marlins will finish 2nd
    Cubbies always tighten up around playoff time

    Now what you got wrong:
    The Marlins will finish 2nd....behind MY Mets.
    The Phillies will finish 4th cause their starting pitching is quite possibly the worst starting staff in the NL 2-5.

    Hey remember 2006? Get ready for a repeat of how the Mets ran away with the division brotha :tongue2:
     
  7. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    AL East
    *New York Yankees
    *Boston Redsox
    Tampa Bay Rays
    Toronto Bluejays
    Baltimore Orioles

    AL Central
    *Minnesota Twins
    Cleveland Indians
    Detriot Tigers
    Chicago Whitesox
    Kansas City Royals

    AL West
    *LA Angels
    Texas Rangers
    Oakland A's
    Seattle Mariners

    NL East
    *New York Mets
    *Florida Marlins
    Atlanta Braves
    Philadelphia Phillies
    Washington Nationals

    NL Central
    *Chicago Cubs
    St Louis Cardinals
    Cincinnati Reds
    Milwaukee Brewers
    Houston Astros
    Pittsburgh Pirates


    NL West
    *LA Dodgers
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    San Fransisco Giants
    Colorado Rockies
    San Diego Padres

    Angels over Red Sox
    Yankees over Twins
    Mets over Dodgers
    Marlins over Cubs

    Angels over Yankees
    Mets over Marlins

    Mets over Angels (come on did you think it would end any other way?)

    AL MVP - Justin Morneau
    AL CY - Francisco Liriano
    AL ROY - Matt Wieters
    NL MVP - David Wright
    NL CY - Johan Santana
    NL ROY - Cameron Maybin
     
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  8. Rocky Raccoon

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    Braves over Red Sox in the World Series.
     
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  9. UCFinfan86

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    You have the Redsox losing to the Angels in the WC, and then Redsox beating Yankees in the Divisonal
     
  10. High Definition

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    Breakout season for Cameron Maybin!!!!
     
  11. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    LOL I guess I was more tired then I thought last night :lol:
     
  12. anlgp

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    :yawn: - that is my prediction for baseball this year.

    edit

    on topic, phillies repeat. :lol:
     
  13. unifiedtheory

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    Boik...the standing in the West should look like this...

    1.) Angels
































    2.) A's
    3.) Rangers
    4.) Mariners

    You needed a bigger space in between first and second. I could see all three of those teams losing 90 games.

    My A's are going to be terrible. They are loaded with young pitchers but relying solely on young pitchers is NOT a good idea.
     
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  14. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Ya, except I like the Rangers more then the A's this year. At least texas can outslug teams, the A's wont be good for another year or two. I can see Oakland and seattle losing 90, I think Texas should be around .500 just by virtue of the fact they play Seattle and Oakland 18x each. The other 45 games (to get to 81 wins) they should win by accident. :lol:
     
  15. muscle979

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    Braves win the East. A combination of their much improved pitching staff, Francoer learning how to hit again, and their future superstar centerfielder puts them back on top over the overhyped defending champs and the Mets. Chipper probably won't play in 140 games but if he somehow does that seals the deal even further.
     
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  16. PeaTearGriffin

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    Wasn't that supposed to be last year?

    Oh and I can't post mine because I don't want to make Boik happy
     
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  17. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    :tantrum:























    :hi5:
     
  18. Mainge

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    Not if you actually follow baseball. Or at least the Tigers or Marlins
     
  19. Mainge

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    AL East
    *Boston Redsox
    *New York Yankees
    Tampa Bay Rays
    Toronto Bluejays
    Baltimore Orioles

    AL Central
    *Chicago Whitesox
    Detriot Tigers
    Cleveland Indians
    Minnesota Twins
    Kansas City Royals

    AL West
    *LA Angels
    Oakland A's
    Texas Rangers
    Seattle Mariners

    NL East
    *Philadelphia Phillies
    *New York Mets
    Florida Marlins
    Atlanta Braves
    Washington Nationals

    NL Central
    *Chicago Cubs
    St Louis Cardinals
    Milwaukee Brewers
    Cincinatti Reds
    Houston Astros
    Pittsburgh Pirates

    NL West
    *LA Dodgers
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    Colorado Rockies
    San Diego Padres
    San Fransisco Giants


    AL MVP - Miguel Cabrera
    AL CY - Jon Lester
    AL ROY - Matt Wieters
    NL MVP - Albert Pujols
    NL CY - Tim Lincecum
    NL ROY - Cameron Maybin
     
  20. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    No f-ing way.
     
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  21. Mainge

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    Dont see whats so unbelievable about that.
     
  22. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    The Marlins, one could aruge, have less talent than last year. They have made no significant upgrades and have very little depth.

    If one or two of their starting pitchers goes down (as they did last year) how many wins do you project for them?

    2nd Place in the NL East probably means around 90 wins, maybe more. I dont see that happening.
     
  23. Kanye West

    Kanye West 'Parcells' Guy

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    The O's will be in the World Series
     
  24. Mainge

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    I'd argue that we're better than last year. And only Andrew Miller went down for any significant time.
     
  25. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    I meant down as in injured, not sent down. Josh Johnson and Anibal Sanchez missed most of last season.
     
  26. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I still say another year of maturity makes them better then the Phillies and Braves. Thats not just out of hatred. I agree if either Johnson or Nolasco go down for any extended length of time that is a killer but otherwise they should be real strong. The lineup is solid up and down with a decent bench; only Maybin and Bonnafacio are really questions. Hanley should be even more productive in the 3 slot and the bullpen should be better then last year.

    In my opinion the NL East goes down like this...probably whoop the heck out of the rest of the NL save for the Cubs, Cards, D-backs and Dodgers; the only other non pushovers in the NL:

    Mets: 97-65
    Marlins: 89-73
    Braves: 87-75
    Phillies: 81-81
    Nats: 75-87 (love the over on the 71 wins that Vegas gave them)

    I could easily see the Braves flipping spots with the Marlins if anything happens to Johnson or Nolasco. :wink2:
     
  27. Mainge

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    No I know. JJ and Sanchez missed time recovering from injuries suffered in 2007. Obviously if we lose a couple of starters we're screwed but that holds true for every team
     
  28. HardKoreXXX

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    I'll **** myself if the Phils only win 81 games.
     
  29. Boik14

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    Ill **** myself if they win more then 81. They arent that good. There's no way that bullpen is that good again. None. Lidge didnt blow a save; they had the best conversion rate in save opportunities. You have to expect some decline there. Even a modest one will cost them 4-5 games.

    Combine that with a step down in LF (from Burrell to Ibanez...Ibanez makes Burrell look like a Gold Glover) and an awful 2-5 on the starting staff and its not hard to see why it could happen.
     
  30. PeaTearGriffin

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    Add Hamels having arm problems and it gets worse. He has a history of being injured so it could get ugly. Either way though I will be there opening night and tuesday for the ring ceremony. :up:
     
  31. DonShula84

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    I think the Padres arethe worst team in that division (which is saying something). Giants probably have the best pitching, so if they get any offense they'll be decent. I think they finish 3rd, maybe 2nd if Pablo Sandavol is the stud everyone thinks he can be.
     
  32. Vengeful Odin

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    No one has the Royals finishing above last. :pity:
     
  33. DonShula84

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    I do. I havent/didnt post my projections but I wont have them last if/when I do :up:

    I kind of like their chances in a bad division.
     
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  34. mf52dolphin

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    I agree with Don84 here. I feel that the Giants will in fact have a winning record.
     
  35. Roman529

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    Watch the World Champs get their banners and rings on ESPN2 Sunday night.:up:
     
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  36. muscle979

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    That should help numb their opening night loss. :up:
     
  37. NJFINSFAN1

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    AL East
    *Redsox
    Rays
    Yanks
    Blue Jays
    Orioles

    AL Central
    *Royals
    *Twins
    Whitesox
    Indians
    Tigers

    AL West
    *Angels
    A's
    Rangers
    Mariners

    NL East
    *Mets
    Braves
    Phillies
    Marlins
    Nationals

    NL Central
    *Cubs
    Cardinals
    Brewers
    Reds
    Pirates
    Astros

    NL West
    *Dodgers
    *Diamondbacks
    Giants
    Rockies
    Padres

    Mets over Red Soxs in 7 games
     
  38. padre31

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    It's the Royals and Padres duking it out for the #1 overall VO..:sad:
     
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  39. NJFINSFAN1

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    I have the Royals winning the division
     
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  40. padre31

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    It's Spring NJ, everyone has a chance.

    Problem the Royals have is losing is contagious, they've lost an unbelievable amount of games the last 5 years.
     
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